On March 16, 2020, a panel of experts discussed the current status of COVID-19 around the world. The online event, organized by the International Studies program at Boston College, addressed the coronavirus pandemic in terms of its epidemiology as well as the global, national, and local politics and policies adopted to address it.


  • Nadia N. Abuelezam, Sc.D., assistant professor, Boston College Connell School of Nursing
  • Nahid Bhadelia, M.D., medical director of the Special Pathogens Unit at Boston University School of Medicine
  • Davidson Hamer, M.D., professor of global health and medicine at the Boston University School of Public Health and School of Medicine
  • Philip Landrigan, M.D., professor of biology and director of the Boston College Progam in Global Public Health and the Common Good

The discussion was moderated by David Deese, Boston College professor of political science and affiliated faculty of BC's International Studies Program.

For Boston College information and updates regarding COVID-19, visit bc.edu/coronavirus.